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Vote Yes on the TN Infants Protection Act-HB1189

TN Right to Life

The Tennessee Infants Protection Act (House Bill 1189 sponsored by Rep. Matthew Hill) seeks to:

  • Require viability assessment beginning at the 20th week of pregnancy to measure gestational age, weight, or other factors to determine viability of the unborn child;
  • Define viability in state law as "the state of fetal development when the unborn child is capable of sustained survival outside of the womb, with or without medical assistance;"
  • Establish presumption in state law that an unborn child of at least 24 weeks gestation (LMP) is viable and must be protected by law;
  • Recognize current U.S. Supreme Court doctrine to avoid an untimely legal challenge; and,
  • Mirror 2011 Ohio statute which is in effect and has never been challenged.

The House Health Committee will hear the Pro-life bill at 11:00 AM (CDT) on Tuesday, March 28 in Room 16 of Legislative Plaza.

Vote Yes on the TN Infants Protection Act-HB1189

TN Right to Life

The Tennessee Infants Protection Act (House Bill 1189 sponsored by Rep. Matthew Hill) seeks to:

  • Require viability assessment beginning at the 20th week of pregnancy to measure gestational age, weight, or other factors to determine viability of the unborn child;
  • Define viability in state law as "the state of fetal development when the unborn child is capable of sustained survival outside of the womb, with or without medical assistance;"
  • Establish presumption in state law that an unborn child of at least 24 weeks gestation (LMP) is viable and must be protected by law;
  • Recognize current U.S. Supreme Court doctrine to avoid an untimely legal challenge; and,
  • Mirror 2011 Ohio statute which is in effect and has never been challenged.

The House Health Committee will hear the Pro-life bill at 11:00 AM (CDT) on Tuesday, March 28 in Room 16 of Legislative Plaza.